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Improvement in waiting times at Worcestershire A&Es

Worcester News: John Anyon     30/01/15      05158096

Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371895)

5:12pm Friday 30th January 2015

WAITING times at Worcestershire’s two A&E departments have steadily improved this month.

Plans in place to care for Worcestershire's ageing population

3:19pm Friday 30th January 2015

PLANS are in place to deal with the impact of Worcestershire’s increasing elderly population on the county’s health service.

Don't take antibiotics for a cold, say health bosses

2:32pm Friday 30th January 2015

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have urged people in the county not to take antibiotics if they are suffering with a cough, cold or the flu.

Worcestershire hospitals report female genital mutilations

2:08pm Friday 30th January 2015

HOSPITALS in Worcestershire have dealt with fewer than 10 cases of female genital mutilation since April last year.

Fewer patients fall in Worcestershire's hospitals

12:18pm Friday 30th January 2015

THE number of falls recorded in Worcestershire’s three major hospitals has fallen by 13 per cent in the past year.

Hospital volunteer calls on others to support cancer patients

11:26am Friday 30th January 2015

A DEDICATED volunteer supporting cancer patients and their families at a Worcestershire hospital has called on others to lend a hand to help people when they need it the most.

Concerns over new hospital major incident guidelines

6:10pm Thursday 29th January 2015

NEW guidelines around when hospital trusts in Worcestershire and the West Midlands are able to declare a ‘major incident’ will make it almost impossible for them to do so, it has been claimed.

Plans submitted to build shop in pub car park

3:23pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A UNIQUE planning application to build a new convenience shop in the car park of a Worcester pub is open for comments.

Nominate lifesavers for prestigious award

2:08pm Thursday 29th January 2015

NOMINATIONS are open for a prestigious award applauding real-life lifesavers.

Emily Bennett recovering in hospital after brain operation

8:02am Thursday 29th January 2015

A WORCESTERSHIRE woman who faced weeks of worry after a life-changing operation to remove a brain tumour was cancelled three times is recovering in hospital after finally having the procedure.

Volunteer applauded for 25 years at Worcestershire church

6:26pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A VOLUNTEER who has spent quarter of a century maintaining for a rural church in Worcestershire has been applauded for her tireless work.

Volunteer applauded for 25 years at Worcestershire church

6:25pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A VOLUNTEER who has spent quarter of a century maintaining for a rural church in Worcestershire has been applauded for her tireless work.

Show your support for cancer victims

12:27pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A CANCER charity is inviting people in Worcestershire and across the country to show their support for work to find a cure for the disease.

Fernhill Health woman Emily Bennett finally has brain operation

6:02am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A WOMAN from Fernhill Heath whose operation to remove a brain tumour was cancelled three times has finally had the life-changing procedure.

Staff must feel able to raise concerns, says hospital boss

6:17pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

HOSPITAL staff in Worcestershire should feel able to raise concerns whenever they arise, one of the county’s senior health bosses has said.

More children smoking in Worcestershire than national average

Worcester News: EMBARGOED TO 1200 TUESDAY JANUARY 27 File photo dated 18/06/07 of a pack of cigarettes. Areas of the north-east of England have been highlighted as amongst the worst areas in the country for smoking rates among young people, according to new nationwide re

2:32pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

WORCESTERSHIRE has a higher than average rate of smokers aged between 11 and 17, new statistics have shown.

Senior nurse claims Worcester's A&E department "not fit for purpose"

12:31pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE accident and emergency department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital is “not fit for purpose”, one of the county’s most senior nurses has claimed.

Worcester mayor visits new oncology centre

11:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

WORCESTER’S mayor Cllr Alan Amos paid a visit to the city’s new oncology centre as it opened its doors to patients this week.

Hospice volunteer celebrates 28 years of tireless work

10:33am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A LONG-serving volunteer with a Worcester hospice whose parents died when she was just six years old has used her experience to help others who have lost loved ones.

Worcestershire women encouraged to have smear test

4:10pm Monday 26th January 2015

WOMEN in Worcestershire and across the country are being encouraged to make sure they have booked a smear test.

440 in Worcestershire call cancer support line in 2014

5:52pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A FREE support line run by a cancer charity received 440 calls from people in Worcestershire in 2014, the majority of which were people asking for medical information and emotional support, while the remainder were regarding welfare and financial guidance.

Police appeal to track down stolen Morris Minor

5:16pm Friday 23rd January 2015

POLICE are asking people in Worcestershire and the wider area to keep an eye out for a Morris Minor van which was stolen from a car body shop in Cheltenham early on Saturday, January 10.

Waiting times down at Worcestershire hospitals

4:21pm Friday 23rd January 2015

ALTHOUGH pressure on Worcestershire’s two A&E departments appears to be easing, hospitals in the county are still struggling under extreme demand.

Police warning over telephone scam

3:53pm Friday 23rd January 2015

COMPUTER owners have been warned to be alert for telephone scams after a Worcester man received a call claiming his PC had been infected with a virus.

New scanner installed at Worcester hospice

12:13pm Friday 23rd January 2015

PATIENTS at a Worcester hospice will no longer face long trips to hospital for ultrasound scans thanks to a generous grant by a Pershore organisation.

New scanner installed at Worcester hospice

12:12pm Friday 23rd January 2015

PATIENTS at a Worcester hospice will no longer face long trips to hospital for ultrasound scans thanks to a generous grant by a Pershore organisation.

One of Worcestershire's two 24-hour minor injuries units to close overnight

11:51am Friday 23rd January 2015

PLANS to close one of Worcestershire’s two 24-hour Minor Injury Units (MIUs) overnight have been given the go-ahead.

Patent's watchdog works to overhaul complaints procedure

Worcester News: (4896893)

11:35am Thursday 22nd January 2015

PLANS to help patients in Worcestershire feel more able to complain or give feedback on healthcare services in the county have won approval.

Staffing levels now on display in Worcestershire community hospitals

Worcester News: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

10:45am Thursday 22nd January 2015

PATIENTS visiting community hospitals in Worcestershire will now be able to see up-to-date information on the amount of nurses working that day as soon as they arrive.

Decision to be made on Tenbury Hospital plans

Worcester News: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

7:02am Thursday 22nd January 2015

PLANS to close one of Worcestershire’s two 24-hour Minor Injury Units overnight could get the go-ahead today (Thursday).

Campaign launched to cut cancer deaths among children

Worcester News: (4896893)

1:02am Thursday 22nd January 2015

A CANCER charity is urging people in Worcestershire to support a new campaign working to drive down the amount of children and young people dying from cancer.

Worcestershire Lib Dem parliamentary candidate throws support behind mental health plans

Worcester News: Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for West Worcestershire Dennis Wharton.

5:44pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A LIBERAL Democrat Parliamentary candidate standing in West Worcestershire has thrown his support behind a mental health charity’s appeal for improved support for people in their darkest moments.

Worcestershire Lib Dem parliamentary candidate throws support behind mental health plans

Worcester News: Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for West Worcestershire Dennis Wharton.

5:43pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A LIBERAL Democrat Parliamentary candidate standing in West Worcestershire has thrown his support behind a mental health charity’s appeal for improved support for people in their darkest moments.

Bewdley woman raises cash for hospice at 21st birthday party in memory of Mum

Worcester News: Danni Perrins and her mum Nikki after her school prom.

4:28pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A BEWDLEY woman raised £100 at her 21st birthday party for the hospice which cared for her Mum in her final days.

Fernhill Heath woman's brain tumour operation cancelled three times

Worcester News: John Anyon         21/01/15     0415803004

Emily Bennett, at her family home in Fernhill Heath (16639191)

12:32pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE mother of a woman from Fernhill Heath whose operation to remove a brain tumour has been cancelled three times has said the stress of the experience is taking a serious toll on her daughter’s health.

NHS staff to strike again next week

Worcester News: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

5:44pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

UNION members working in the NHS in Worcestershire and across the country will go on strike for 12 hours later this month as part of a long-running row over pay.

One arrested in Bourton drugs raid

Worcester News: An officer with material seized from a house in Bourton. Picture by Elliot Cass.

4:43pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

POLICE swooped on a house in Bourton-on-the-Water and arrested a man on suspicion of drugs offences.

Claims patients calling NHS 111 are not advised to got to minor injury units refuted

Worcester News: Harriett Baldwin MP (8242444)

4:33pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

CLAIMS by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin that patients calling the NHS 111 service with non-emergency conditions are often told to go to A&E have been disputed.

Fight against self harm among children at awareness event

Worcester News: (4896893)

3:29pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE amount of children aged between 10 and 14 self-harming in Worcestershire has increased by 40 per cent in the past few years.

First results of healthcare survey positive

Worcester News: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

2:51pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE first results of a survey asking patients in Worcestershire for feedback on community and mental health services have been positive.

Worcestershire GP takes up role helping improve cancer care

Worcester News: New Macmillan GP facilitator for Worcestershire Elizabeth Seakins.

12:59pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

A WORCESTERSHIRE GP has taken up a new role working to improve the care given to cancer patients in the county.

Marathon man takes on first of 13 marathons in memory of his girlfriend

Worcester News: Adrian Norsworthy during his run in the Isle of Anglesey on Saturday, January 17.

11:54am Tuesday 20th January 2015

A MARATHON man from Worcester has completed the first in a gruelling series of 13 marathons in memory of his girlfriend.

Pilot scheme to cut unnecessary ambulance journeys

Worcester News: (4775600)

4:35pm Friday 16th January 2015

THE ambulance service covering the Cotswolds is to participate in a pilot scheme working to reduce the amount of crews sent out on non-emergency calls.

Deadline approaches in fire service consultation

Worcester News: (4472121)

3:53pm Friday 16th January 2015

GLOUCESTERSHIRE residents still have time to have their say on plans setting out the next three years of the county’s fire service.

Keep an eye out for elderly friends and neighbours during cold weather

Worcester News: John Anyon        29/12/14     53147904

A cold and frosty morning in Worcester on Monday morning (15276230)

12:44pm Friday 16th January 2015

WITH more cold weather on the way, people in Worcestershire are being asked to look out for their elderly friends, relatives and neighbours.

Worcester care home residents to take part in wildlife survey

Worcester News: A Generic Photo of birds feeding. See PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column.  (15751946)

11:56am Friday 16th January 2015

RESIDENTS at a Worcester care home are strapping on their binoculars to take part in a national wildlife survey.

Make NHS 111 your first stop for health advice, patients told

Worcester News: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

11:05am Friday 16th January 2015

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have reiterated an appeal to people in the county to call NHS 111 rather than go to hospital if they are not in immediate danger.

New birth centre takes shape

Worcester News: Matron for midwifery at Worcestershire Royal Hospital Rachel Carter in the crane which lifted birth pools into the new Meadow Birth Centre.

6:04pm Thursday 15th January 2015

WORK is underway to create a new centre in Worcester where new mothers will be able to give birth in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Police called to 180 incidents during badger cull

Worcester News: Badgers have been beaten by a new feeder trialled by the RAU. (13046148)

5:33pm Thursday 15th January 2015

POLICE in Gloucestershire were called to 180 suspected incidents during the controversial badger cull last year.

Consultation launched into Stow parish plans

Worcester News: Consultation launched into Stow parish plans

5:13pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A CONSULTATION has been launched into plans to designate the area covering Stow and the Swells parishes as a neighborhood area.

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